Ireland day 0606. Saturday 27 May 2023- Camaderry Long DWC *

Ireland day 0606. Saturday 27 May 2023- Camaderry Long DWC
Today’s summary I did a long circular Club walk around Glendalough taking in Lough Ferrib and Camaderry.   Val had a day off and cycled to Howth and back.  Longest walk since hip operation and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Today’s weather Dry and bright with long sunny spells in the morning and evening.  hardly any wind, even up high. Appx 18C in valley
Today’s overview location
(The blue mark shows the location of our route)
Close-up location
(The red line shows where we walked)
(Click button below to download GPX of today’s walk as recorded, or see interactive map at bottom with elevations corrected):
Lugduff Ferrib Turlough and Camaderry loop

(Summary blog only.   Last full blog was Day 0368).

Just a short blog as it’s getting late and we have another very early start tomorrow.

But a momentous day, because I did a long 26km walk right round the Glendalough valley, taking in at least six summits and the tiny, high altitude Lough Ferrib (in the banner image) along the way on a fabulous day out with the walking club.   Val decided not to come, as she’d just done a 4 day shift at the museum and quite understandably wanted a bit of a rest.   (Nevertheless she still managed to cycle to the top of Howth and back – at least 30km).

The walk was extremely enjoyable – the longest, by far, since my hip operation, and actually I think the longest since we came to Ireland nearly 2 years ago.   I was so pleased to do it, and almost without pain, too.   Plus it was a lot of new territory for me, and I was especially pleased to get up the Camaderry ridge (above Lough Nahanagan) as I’d been wanting to do it for some time.

But I must stop now as I have some packing to do…

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

Nearing the top of Top of the Bounds, just before Lugduff On the top of Lugduff.   One of many min-summits reached along the way
I took this towards the end, actually, almost back in the Glendalough valley Information board at the start of the ascent of the Spink
Looking down on both the Glendalough lakes from the Spink Turlough Hill upper reservoir (with the flat top)
Glendalough upper lake this evening
Interactive map

(Elevations corrected at  GPS Visualizer: Assign DEM elevation data to coordinates )

Total distance: 25408 m
Max elevation: 701 m
Min elevation: 128 m
Total climbing: 1147 m
Total descent: -1147 m
Total time: 09:15:09
Download file: Lugduff Turlough And Camaderry compressed corrected.gpx

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